Nursing Care Coordinator – Fort Scott, Kansas


ABOUT THE POSITION

This position is part of the clinical team.  This position is responsible to perform overall nursing care, including triage for walk-in and telephoning patients, immunization administration.  Provides communication link between providers and patients on test results, medications, and continuity of care.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Review provider schedule in advance to optimize the patient’s visit.
  • Develop working understanding of the current UDS measures for patients served. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate continuously the outcomes obtained.
  • Review health record for recent hospital stays and ensure hospital records have been received.
  • Review health record for information surrounding immunization status, preventive services, and necessary lab testing for the visit. Contact the patient as needed to discuss.
  • Ensure health record is up to date with any health information from external sources (i.e. hospitals, WebIZ, etc.).
  • Perform medication verification on new patients prior to their visit.
  • Follow up with patients on any outstanding orders for testing or specialty care to ensure these services are completed. Answer any questions the patient may have regarding the testing.
  • Answers triage and Pharmacy phone calls.
  • Serves as the primary contact for Mission Control.
  • Assist primary care nursing team with medication refills, prior authorizations and other items needed to provide quality continuous care for patients.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Possession of a valid Kansas license as registered nurse or licensed practical nurse.
  • Two years nursing experience in an outpatient clinic, preferred.
  • Basic Life Support certification upon hire or within six (6) months from date of hire.